HCA Healthcare Inc (HCA): These Numbers Show Where NYSE:HCA Stock Is Going Next

HCA Healthcare Inc (NYSE: HCA) is 14.59% higher on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $215.96 and a high of $314.82 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will continue to grow shareholders’ wealth in the market. Here’s what analysts think will happen to its price in the coming time. The HCA stock was last observed hovering at around $306.32 in the last trading session, with the day’s gains setting it 3.84%.

Currently trading at $310.16, the stock is 5.34% and 11.58% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 1.37 million and changing 1.25% at the moment leaves the stock 15.33% off its SMA200. HCA registered 21.06% gain for a year compared to 6-month gain of 15.05%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $1.90 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $9.71.

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The stock witnessed a 9.78% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 36.30%, and is -0.15% down over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 1.78% over the week and 2.10% over the month.

HCA Healthcare Inc (HCA) has around Mar 14 2024 employees, a market worth around $83.02B and $64.97B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 16.34 and Fwd P/E is 13.61. Profit margin for the company is 8.07%. Distance from 52-week low is 43.62% and -1.48% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (14.05%).

HCA Healthcare Inc quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at $4.84 with sales reaching $16.72B over the same period.The EPS is expected to grow by 7.14% this year, but quarterly earnings will post 6.30% year-over-year. Quarterly sales are estimated to grow 9.50% in year-over-year returns.

HCA Healthcare Inc (HCA) Top Institutional Holders

1,416 institutions hold shares in HCA Healthcare Inc (HCA), with institutional investors hold 87.10% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 277.38M, and float is at 194.76M with Short Float at 1.15%. Institutions hold 63.64% of the Float.

The top institutional shareholder in the company is Vanguard Group Inc with over 17.48 million shares valued at $5.31 billion. The investor’s holdings represent 6.43% of the HCA Shares outstanding. As of Jun 29, 2023, the second largest holder is Blackrock Inc. with 14.9 million shares valued at $4.52 billion to account for 5.48% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are Wellington Management Group, LLP which holds 10.96 million shares representing 4.03% and valued at over $3.33 billion, while Sanders Capital, LLC holds 4.02% of the shares totaling 10.94 million with a market value of $3.32 billion.

HCA Healthcare Inc (HCA) Insider Activity

A total of 15 insider transactions have happened at HCA Healthcare Inc (HCA) in the last six months, with sales accounting for 8 and purchases happening 7 times. The most recent transaction is an insider sale by RUTHERFORD BILL B,the company’sCFO and EVP. SEC filings show that RUTHERFORD BILL B sold 6,000 shares of the company’s common stock on Feb 06 at a price of $310.63 per share for a total of $1.86 million. Following the sale, the insider now owns 8448.0 shares.

HCA Healthcare Inc disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Feb 05 that Wyatt Christopher F. (SVP & Controller) sold a total of 4,000 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Feb 05 and was made at $312.42 per share for $1.25 million. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 37383.0 shares of the HCA stock.

Still, SEC filings show that on Feb 05, Mosier Sammie S (SVP & Chief Nurse Executive) disposed off 1,645 shares at an average price of $312.00 for $0.51 million. The insider now directly holds 7,646 shares of HCA Healthcare Inc (HCA).

HCA Healthcare Inc (HCA): Who are the competitors?

The company’s main competitors (and peers) include Community Health Systems Inc. (CYH) that is trading -20.27% down over the past 12 months. Tenet Healthcare Corp. (THC) that is 50.72% higher over the same period.